Maria Pasquini

Associate Editor, Human Interest - PEOPLE


PEOPLE, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, delivers the most trustworthy celebrity news and captivating human interest stories, connecting you to the pulse of American culture. Since our first issue hit stands in 1974, we have been striving to tell compelling stories about the people behind the issues, as opposed to just the issues themselves. We are your everyday escape, taking you inside the lives of intriguing stars, newsmakers, up-and-comers and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. We serve and delight you by providing ideas about beauty, food and style through the lens of the people influencing the trends. And we are a force for good by telling stories of hope, optimism and kindness that drive conversation and inspire action. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.

Latest from Maria Pasquini
Meghan Markle's 'Close' Aide Amy Pickerill Will Leave Her Post After Royal Baby's Birth
Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sánchez
Jeff Bezos Is Lauren Sánchez's 'Prince' — and She's 'Elated' About Their Engagement, Says Source
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost's Relationship Timeline
Tamika Felder and her baby Chayton Campbell
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Laura Lentz
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Linda Yaccarino, Elon Musk
Elon Musk Announces Linda Yaccarino as New Twitter CEO: 'I Am Excited'
Melinda French Gates
Melinda French Gates Hopes Book Imprint Will 'Open People's Eyes' on Gender Equity: 'It's Within Our Reach'
Dave Hollis
Former Disney Executive Dave Hollis Died of Accidental Overdose, Had Previous Heart Issues, Autopsy Says
Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 30th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on March 27, 2022 in West Hollywood, California.
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Missouri Mom Dies After Slipping and Hitting Her Head at Work Days Before First Wedding Anniversary. Courtesy of Kevin Howe
Wife's Sudden Death Before First Anniversary Leaves Father of 2 Kids 'Terrified of a Future Without Her'
Search Underway for 3 American Sailors Missing Off Coast of Mexico from More Than 10 Days
Search Suspended for 3 Missing Americans Sailing from Mexico to San Diego: 'Our Deepest Sympathies'
A frame grab from a handout livestream video released by SpaceX showing the launch of inaugural test flight of Starship on the second attempt at the SpaceX launch facility in Boca Chica, Texas,
Elon Musk Congratulates SpaceX Team After Rocket Explodes Minutes After Launch: 'Learned a Lot'
Andi Owen
CEO Sparks Backlash for Telling Employees Not to Worry About Getting Bonuses: 'Leave Pity City'
Patricia Wu-Murad - Conn. Mom of 3 Goes Missing in Japan While on ‘Bucket List’ Solo Trip
Conn. Mom of 3 Goes Missing in Japan While on 'Bucket List' Solo Trip: 'We Are Desperate to Find Her' Credit: Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks / SCI + TECH /TMX
Photographers Capture 'Mysterious Spiral' That Appeared Over Alaska: Here's What an Expert Says Happened
Tenn. Girl, 4, Searching for Build-A-Bear that Plays Her Late Mother’s Heartbeat and Was Accidentally Donated at Goodwill
Dad Searching for 4-Year-Old's Bear That Plays Late Mom's Heartbeat and Was Accidentally Donated to Goodwill
Bryce Basso
Maine Student, 17, Falls to His Death While Hiking with Friends at National Park: 'A Genuinely Good Kid'
Sun City Poms
Arizona Cheer Squad for Women Over 55 Aims to 'Inspire Before We Expire,' Says 81-Year-Old Member
Lesley Van Ness
Former Illinois News Anchor, 42, Dies After Sudden Illness on Vacation with Her 'Beautiful Family'
Man Rescued from Inside Public Art Installation in Canada
Man Rescued After Getting Trapped Inside Public Art Installation in Canada: 'Definitely a First'
Patrick, Hollands, Alaska Man Gets New Heart After Winter Weather Caused Him to Miss Scheduled Transplant
Alaska Father of 7 Gets New Heart After Winter Weather Caused Him to Miss Scheduled Transplant
Bryce Brooks, 16-Year-Old Boy Drowns After Getting Stuck in Undercurrent While Saving 4 Younger Kids
'Hero' Teen Dies on Vacation Saving Kids He Didn't Know from Drowning: 'Our Family Is Devastated'
Elderly Couple Dies After Eating Poisonous Pufferfish
Elderly Couple Dies After Unknowingly Eating Poisonous Pufferfish for Lunch in Malaysia Credit: Florida Lottery
Florida Mom Wins $2 Million Lottery Prize the Day After Daughter's Last Cancer Treatment